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Honeymoon Safari Complete Planning Guide

Planning a luxurious African honeymoon safari can be an exciting experience especially if you’ve never been to Africa before. Embarking on a safari trip with your spouse and getting enmeshed in the beautiful African wilderness is for sure one of the most amazing ways to start your new life together as a couple. So how do you go about it? This guide is intended to help you navigate the nuances of planning the best honeymoon safari so you can both have the time of your lives. 

Planning a Honeymoon Safari Trip

Making plans for a honeymoon safari trip can be quite challenging especially for first-timers to Africa. In most cases, you probably overwork yourself trying to get details of the travel plans and all. Here’s some important things to get you started:

Book ahead

Many honeymoon destinations in Africa are available year round so you can easily plan your trip whenever it is most convenient for you and your partner. However, if you’re going on safari, then you definitely need to plan and book ahead. Not all safari activities are available throughout the year, so you’ll need to practice due diligence. For instance, if you’re planning for a Tanzania honeymoon safari and would like to witness the calving season of the Great Migration, then you should plan your trip around January to February as this is the ideal season. Researching on the best time to go would definitely be helpful.

Make sure all your papers are complete 

Ensure that your papers are updated and complete. In most cases, you can use the help of a travel agency or tour operator to sort out your visas and the rest of the necessary travel documentations required for your trip. For example, many African countries offer visas on arrival for visitors from only certain countries so you’ll want to make sure you everything is in order before embarking on your trip. 

Get vaccinated 

Getting vaccinated is vital for first-timers. You really don’t want to be caught off guard especially since it’s your first time and you don’t know what might probably not be too good fit like the location or weather conditions. Visit your local health care facility to set you up with the right vaccines 4-6 weeks before your trip.

Dress properly

Make sure your wardrobe is sorted before the trip. You and your spouse will be spending time in the African bush so you’ll want to pack for an outdoor adventure accordingly. Sunshades, long-sleeved clothing, long pants, and sturdy shoes are a good start. Of course, your itinerary will pretty much determine the things you’ll do while on safari, but it’s always best to be fully prepped so you don't have to buy necessary clothing and other supplies while you’re there. 

Where to Go for Your Honeymoon Safari

The choice of where to go for your honeymoon safari can be a daunting task, especially in Africa where there are lots of amazing exotic honeymoon destinations. The good news is that you will surely find various destinations that cater to your travel preferences and enjoy an amazing honeymoon. Top African regions to consider include:

Eastern Africa

East Africa offers some pretty breathtaking honeymoon destinations and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Looking to explore mountains and dense forests with gorilla trekking activities, Uganda and Rwanda are the perfect destinations for you. 

On the other hand, if you and your spouse are looking for an authentic safari experience, witnessing diverse lush landscapes and an amazing variety of wildlife, then Kenya and Tanzania take the cake. These countries offer wondrous events, such as the world-famous Great Migration and its river crossing, an annual spectacle that sees two million wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles and zebras traverse the endless plains in search for greener pastures. 

If you’re going on a Tanzania honeymoon safari, you can also include the majestic spice islands of Zanzibar in your bush to beach destination list. Here, you and your spouse can bask in an exotic paradise at Zanzibar's top beaches and enjoy activities like snorkeling, swimming and going on boat cruises.

Southern Africa

Southern Africa also has some really amazing honeymoon destinations to consider. South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia all have beautiful landscapes and top of the line attractions like the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. You can also have beach extensions in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. Although the logistics to these places are pricier, they are worth exploring. 

A honeymoon safari trip to Africa is a dream come true for so many couples. Hopefully, this honeymoon safari guide has provided you with enough information to get started on your planning. If you’d like to learn more about your African honeymoon options, do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to work with you to design an itinerary that best suits you and your spouse’s preferences. 

Checkout our tours below that'll be perfect for your honeymoon safari experience:

5 Days/4 Nights Classic Tanzania Safari

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